VOTE NOVEMBER 7th
I am a lifelong York County resident, graduate of Dallastown High School and I have lived in Lower Windsor for the past 21 years. I have been married to my wife Julie for 30 years and we have 3 children, with two attending EYSD. I have spent 30+ years in the specialty chemical space, currently serving as Vice President of Business Development and Director of National Accounts.
I am running for a number of reasons, but PARENTAL RIGHTS tops my list. I believe that members of the Board should respect the rights of parents, and by extension, their children. As a Board Member, I will put the well-being of our students first. During Covid we lost way too much ground, especially with mental health issues, with our children. A Board needs to take a stand for students and parents, even when that means helping state and Federal leaders understand that there is a better way to achieve our goals.
Currently, it is policy for our administrators and teachers to use a student’s ‘chosen name’ in class, but to use the student’s ‘given name’ when speaking with parents. Essentially, the district Administration and Board are telling our teachers to lie to parents, and by default, teaching our students that it is okay to lie to their parents. As a Board Member, I will work to craft policy that respects parents and students by correcting this problem.
Secondly, we need FISCAL STEWARDSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY. I am unsure what we are getting for the third highest tax rate in York County? For over ten years there has been debate over the construction of a new school. While this debate has raged on, the cost to build this new school has risen over $10 million!
A Board should provide GUIDANCE AND ACCOUNTABILTY for the Administration. The Board should not be a rubber stamp for everything that is requested. A good board engages in discussion and debate amongst themselves and with the Administration to fully understand what they are voting on and approving. These discussions should be in a public forum whenever allowed by law.
If you bless me with your vote, I promise to uphold the commitments that I have laid out here. I would be honored to receive your vote on May 16!